Eskom announced that they had suspended Stage 2 load-shedding on Sunday night and were going to implement Stage 1 in the early hours of Monday morning.
South Africans were urged by the authorities to use electricity sparingly. The authorities urge South Africans to refrain from using a large number of electrical appliances with excessive electricity consumption and try to use it only if necessary.
Eskom warns that any additional shifts in demand may force a change in the load-shedding stage.
“Eskom also wishes to remind South Africans that there is an increased possibility of loadshedding over the next 18 months as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health,” Eskom said in a statement.
Eskom also says that the dam levels have recovered adequately enough to allow for a reduction to Stage 1 load shedding.